Saturday, March 29, 2008

Our Little Cutie Pie

These are some shots of a photo shoot we had done a couple of weeks ago. Is she not the cutest thing ever?

Friday, March 28, 2008


I've always liked the word "commencement." It's usually associated with graduating - which is the end of something - but it means the beginning of something. Yesterday, Grant graduated from AFIT, but we're about to begin the next stage of our lives in California.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

I'm it!

Jenn over at Starving for Sunshine tagged me, so here I go, listing 6 non-important things/habits/quirks about myself...

1. I absolutely hate mushrooms and onions. If I find them in my food, I pick them out - no matter how big or small they might be. If you don't believe me, just ask Mrs. J.

2. I like to crack my knuckles - fingers, toes, neck, back, elbows, etc.

3. I have this weird OCD thing with water. If it's been sitting out for a long time, I empty the glass before I fill it. The other day, Grant was about to pour the water from one glass into another, and I freaked out. I'm not sure why...

4. I don't like for people to hear my singing voice, yet when I was growing up, I was in various choirs.

5. I have been to 15 foreign countries.

6. I used to be a puppeteer.

Now I'm tagging Pinky and Molly Carlisle.

Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
4. Tag random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website, or hope they read yours

Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Weekend

Who can bring together friends who are scattered all over the country? Kendall, that's who!

This weekend, we had Kellie, who lives in Indiana; Jenny, who lives in Minnesota; Angela, who lives in Michigan; and Sharon, who lives in South Carolina. It was just a quick visit, but a fun one. We laughed, watched a lot of movies, laughed some more, ate good food, laughed a little more, took pictures of Kendall...and did I mentioned we laughed? Grant was such a good trooper. I don't think it's easy being in a house full of women.


It appears we're keeping with the holiday theme with Kendall - she was born on Christmas, and now, baptized on Easter. We were going to have her baptized a couple of weeks ago, but thought it would be really special to do it on such an important day.

After church, we had Easter dinner at our house with our neighbors. What a feast! This was kind of a last hurrah for us, since we'll all be going our separate ways in just about 2 weeks. I don't really know where the time went, but it's almost up.

Friday, March 21, 2008

What Mrs. J said

I have been thinking of something to write in the spirit of Easter. But, I'm just no good at words many times. Mrs. J is, so please take a moment and read her latest entry.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Thanks to Embee, I found out that Sawyer's nickname for me, if I were stuck on the island with him, is "Pud." What's yours?

Lost - Nickname Generator -


I have a weakness.

I can't help myself.

I love cookies!

Grant likes to call me the cookie monster. And he's right. I am a cookie monster.

I like cookies so much, and have such a weakness for them, that when we were still taking our childbirth class, on the last night we were asked, "What's the one thing you wish you could change about your pregnancy." I said, "Eating fewer cookies."

That being said, I found my new favorite - Chocolate Peppermint cookies from Trader Joe's. They come in a package of 4, and they are absolutely delicious!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Please excuse Grant's singing...

But it got Kendall laughing.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Our Weekend

Our first blizzard experience has been a good one. I do kind of think it's funny that less than a month before we leave, we get this crazy storm. This winter hasn't been nearly as bad as last winter, as far as temperatures go. But I guess we had to get one really big storm in before we move.

Anyways we spent the way we have the last few weekends when we've decided to stay in - downstairs, snuggled up on the sofa sleeper, with big blankets and big pillows, watching DVDs all day long. Specifically, we finished up the second season of Arrested Development, and the third season of Lost today. Church was cancelled, so we had our own little family worship service.

I've really grown to love these cozy weekends. It's so nice to just spend some time with my baby, my baby's daddy, and my other baby (Watley).

By the way, if you need some new reading material, I added some more blog links.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Friday, March 07, 2008

My Man...

Is defending his thesis today! I'm so, so proud of him.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Ah, the memories...

I was recently putting some of my pictures from college on Facebook (which, if you're not on it, you're SO not cool). Anyways, I ran across this picture that always makes me laugh. That's me on the end.

The picture itself isn't funny, but the memory of that day is. I love pictures that, with one look, you remember a situation that you will never forget.

These are some other ones...

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Crazy Ohioans

Is Ohioans even right? I don't know. Anyways, so today was actually a warm day. Like, literally warm, not just warm in the sense of it's-not-below-freezing kind of warm. I think the high was around 62 or so. The morning wasn't that warm, but definitely not coat weather. So, Grant pulled out a short-sleeved shirt, and I wore a semi-short-sleeved shirt to church. I was thinking that, surely, other people at church would be dressed similarly. I mean, it's been a long, cold winter. Anything above 50 should be short-sleeve weather, right?


We pull up at church, and I see people wearing their winter coats! Winter coats! One of our friends said Grant was being "ambitious" for wearing short sleeves, and that he wore his coat, scarf, and gloves on his way to church today.

While we were driving, I saw this lady in traffic next to us with a very heavy coat on and thick gloves. We almost had our AC on.

I don't get it. And this wasn't the first time this has happened. We've noticed it before when we've had random warm days during the winter.

I remember at college back in Florida, whenever it would get "cold" for us (around the 50s or so), everyone from the South would be all bundled up, and the Michiganders and Ohioans would be walking around in summer clothes saying how warm it was. The complete opposite of what I've witnessed actually living in Ohio.

Grant has a theory...People up here just get it in their heads that it's not warm until April or May, so they have to stay bundled up until then, despite the temperatures.

Not us. We will take advantage of these few and far between warm days that we get and wear our short sleeves proudly.

Which reminds me, just about a month until we won't have to worry about freezing temps for a long, long time! We're just a little excited. California here we come!!

**Watch out, Albuquerque...we'll be stopping there for a few days on our way to Cali.